Workers Compensation Board Issues Proposed New York Paid Family Leave Rules, Take Two

Back in February, proposed regulations for New York’s Paid Family Leave Benefits Law were issued by the Workers Compensation Board (WCB). Today, the WCB released a revised set of proposed regulations containing some minor and a few substantial changes.

Many of the changes have to do with eligibility and the interaction of Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits with the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The WCB also responded to comments received in response to the initial proposed rules.

You can find the new proposed PFL rules here.

We are currently reviewing the second set of proposed rules and how they impact employers. Like the regulations issued three months ago, these are proposed rules, and are subject to a 30-day comment period (through June 22nd) before the final PFL rules may be issued. We will continue to monitor the status of PFL and provide an update when the final rules are issued.

In the meantime, the Department of Financial Services is scheduled to set the maximum employee contribution next week, on June 1, 2017. Employers will be required to provide PFL benefits beginning January 1, 2018.

Need more information? Please contact any member of the firm’s Labor and Employment group for more information on New York’s Paid Family Leave Benefits Law.

This post was co-authored by Lindsey N. Bober.

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